Exercises in Knitting

by Cornelia Mee, 1846

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vintage Knitting Pattern

 

50.  Open Diamond Pattern for the Centre of a Shawl.

 

Twelve stitches to a pattern. This pattern looks extremely well in stripes of scarlet and white, 18 rows of each. For a large shawl, cast on 240 stitches.

First row:—Make 1, knit 2 together, knit 7, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, repeat.

Second row:—Seamed.

Third row:—Knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 5, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2, repeat.

Fourth row:—Seamed.

Fifth row:—Make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, and repeat.

Sixth row:—Seamed.

Seventh row:—Knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2, and repeat.

Eighth row:—Seamed.

Ninth row:—Make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, and repeat.

Tenth row:—Seamed.

Eleventh row:—Knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, and repeat.

Twelfth row:—Seamed.

Thirteenth row:—Knit 1,* make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, and repeat from * at the end of the row, knit 2 together.

Fourteenth row:—Seamed.

Fifteenth row:—Knit 1*, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 7, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, and repeat from *.

Sixteenth row:—Seamed.

Seventeenth row:—Knit 2 together*, make 1, knit 9, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, and repeat from *.

Eighteenth row:—Seamed.

Begin again from 1st row.